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Timo Riske

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Riske: How to identify future success via a good NFL draft

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PFF data scientist Timo Riske looks at ways to evaluate draft classes.

by Timo Riske 5 months ago

Investigating the steals and reaches in the 2021 NFL Draft

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The so-called "steals" and "reaches" often dominate the conversation about the NFL draft, and they often heavily influence draft grades. The question, of course, is how much stock should we put into these two words?

by Timo Riske 5 months ago

2021 NFL Draft: A look into how NFL teams spent their draft capital

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Positional value is a very complex topic, especially when it comes to the NFL draft, but it looks as though NFL teams are finally catching on and focusing draft capital on the most valuable positions on the football field.

by Timo Riske 5 months ago

Riske: The pandemic changed the draft process, but we knew more about the 2021 NFL Draft than we thought

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PFF's Timo Riske looks back at the 2021 NFL Draft to see just how close the public got to predicting what would happen.

by Timo Riske 5 months ago

2021 NFL Draft: Analyzing and grading the three first-round draft trades

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Three trades went down on Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft, and PFF's Timo Riske delves into each one to determine the winners and losers based on the value of the swapped picks.

by Timo Riske 6 months ago

Using PFF’s mock draft simulator to gauge the public’s view of the 2021 NFL Draft

PFF's Timo Riske uses data taken from the PFF Mock Draft Simulator to examine the most popular board settings, round settings, player-team pairings and trade scenarios to get an idea of how the public wants the 2021 NFL Draft to unfold.

by Timo Riske 6 months ago

PFF Data Study: Breaking down every NFL team's draft capital

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Timo Riske takes a look at what every NFL team has to work with in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars have a better chance than not to have a top-six draft, while things don't look quite as rosy for the Seattle Seahawks.

by Timo Riske 6 months ago

PFF Data Study: Investigating the prospects who declined in their final college season, and what it means for the 2021 NFL Draft class

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PFF's Timo Riske takes a deeper look into prospects who declined in their final year in college football, investigating whether it can tell us anything about players from the 2021 NFL Draft class.

by Timo Riske 6 months ago

PFF Data Study: Can the Consensus Big Board really predict the 2021 NFL Draft?

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Data scientist Timo Riske compares players' actual draft position to their ranking on past consensus big boards to see whether the draft big boards hold any predictive power.

by Timo Riske 6 months ago

2021 NFL Draft: A new way to analyze draft trades

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Data scientist Timo Riske looks into a new way of valuing draft trades.

by Timo Riske 6 months ago

2021 NFL Draft: Why trading up doesn't work out for most NFL teams

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PFF data scientist Timo Riske looks at NFL drafts from 2011 to 2018 to investigate how successful teams were at trading up.

by Timo Riske 6 months ago

2021 NFL Draft: Are big boards biased toward certain positions?

College & Draft
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PFF's Timo Riske takes to the consensus big boards to see if they hold any predictive power over the NFL draft. The results are positive for the incoming offensive tackle and wide receiver class, two of the strongest position groups in the 2021 NFL Draft.

by Timo Riske 6 months ago

2021 NFL Draft: Measuring positional draft success for every NFL team

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Yesterday we looked at how teams have allocated their draft capital toward different positions, so today we want to proceed by investigating which NFL teams have hit on their draft picks at every position.

by Timo Riske 6 months ago

2021 NFL Draft: Investigating past draft success, and what it means for the 2021 draft class

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PFF's Timo Riske compares past draft allocation to the 2021 draft class to see whether it will fit the teams’ habits.

by Timo Riske 6 months ago

Investigating positional aging curves with PFF WAR

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PFF data scientist Timo Riske looks at how fast the average NFL player ages and how it varies through different positions.

by Timo Riske 7 months ago

2021 NFL Free Agency: The best and worst deals so far

PFF's Timo Riske looks back at the first wave of 2021 NFL free agency and details his favorite and least favorite moves so far.

by Timo Riske 7 months ago

Examining the Ravens' overtime proposal: Fair game or ice-cold calculation?

PFF data scientist Timo Riske dives into the intricacies of the Ravens' spot-and-choose proposal, explaining how and why it works as well as taking a deeper dive into the game theory behind it.

by Timo Riske 7 months ago

Riske: A new look at historical draft success for all 32 NFL teams

With the 2021 NFL Draft now just over two months away, PFF looks back over the last four years to identify the teams that have had the most successful drafts.

by Timo Riske 8 months ago

Riske: The trade for Carson Wentz was a mistake that could cost the Indianapolis Colts in the long run

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The recent trade for Carson Wentz has hamstrung the Indianapolis Colts into building around a quarterback who might not be salvageable. PFF's Timo Riske examines the risk and limited reward that comes with last week's trade.

by Timo Riske 8 months ago Indianapolis Colts

Riske: Investigating the passing scheme and success of the Super Bowl teams

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PFF data scientist Timo Riske takes an in-depth look at the passing schemes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, focusing on quarterback play, receiving production and more.

by Timo Riske 8 months ago
Bio

Timo Riske joined PFF in a 2019 as a data scientist from Germany and will tell you the odds.

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